3:26 p.m.: Buddy D.P. Bond recommends a delightful blog from a Bozeman area writer who produces Letters from Gramps for the Outside Bozeman journal. It's worth a look-see here.
1:06 p.m.: "Word around the courthouse is that Mr. Douglas is unhappy about all the negative publicity he has received from your paper. Apparently he doesn't want the e-mails scandal(s) to be his legacy, so he has decided to run again. He probably won't announce it officially until its very close to the time of the next primary" -- Courthouse Berry Picker.
11:11 a.m.: CPD Blue has fielded a report that there's a dog locked in a car with the windows up in the KMC ER parking lot. (Good thing that the temperatures have dropped considerably since the weekend.)
11:06 a.m.: Izzit just me or was Mountain West Bank (Ironwood and Lincoln Way) using the wrong "peak" on its readerboard to "pique" motorists' interests in opening a checking account? At least, the bank was doing so last night.
10:45 a.m.: I just received news from Barb Friend that her husband, Paul, died of a heart attack at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane Friday, May 25. She tried to call earlier but missed me because I was on vacation. Paul, as you may recall, was the feisty editor of the weekly Idaho Observer, headquartered in Wallace. He wasn't afraid to take on the power structure, including former mining magnate Harry Magnuson and the telephone company. He'll be missed.